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Visiting Bath this Summer?

Roman Baths museum, Bath
The Roman Baths Museum in Bath

From the 23rd July until the 31st August the Roman Baths Museum will be opening late into the night as part of their Torchlit Summer Evening Programme. The Roman Baths Museum is one of the main attractions in Bath where you can see the remains of the Roman spa that was built over the city's hot springs. Audio-guides are provided to explain about its history and you can see the hot water bubbling up in the Kings Spring. This later opening time gives you the chance to visit the museum in the evenings when it is quieter. The baths are lit up by torchlight as it gets dark and there is a pop-up bar by the Great Bath where you can enjoy Champagne, Prosecco or soft drinks as you take in the atmosphere. Last entrance is at 9pm and the museum will close at 10pm. You will need at least one hour to visit the museum and tickets must be pre-booked.

Located next to the Roman Baths is the famous Pump Rooms. From the 17th July to the 30th August the Pump Rooms is offering guests the chance to dine in their historic venue in the evening. A resident pianist will entertain you as you dine in a venue which during the 18th Century was one of the place to be seen in! Jane Austen features the Pump Rooms in her novels. For more information and to book a table please visit their website here.

After its delayed launch, Mary Shelley's House of Frankenstein is set to open from the 19th July. This is the first museum in the country to be dedicated to Frankenstein and will be an interesting addition to Bath's attractions! For more information please visit their website here.

Missing the beach? Until the 8th August the grounds of the Royal Pavilion has been transformed into a relaxed urban beach with sand, palm trees, deck-chairs, a Caribbean beach bar and games for families and friends (table-tennis, petanque and bean bag tossing). Next door is also a small adventure golf course and some tennis courts. The Royal Pavilion is located in Bath's largest park, the Royal Victoria Park, which is in the heart of the city. For more information please visit their website here.

Interested in tours during your stay? Get to know the city and its famous sites on one of my walking tours, see the places used in Netflix's most successful series, Bridgerton, and hear about the fascinating stories behind them or visit nearby attractions such as Stonehenge or some of the local villages. Get in touch and I will be delighted to help.

Have a great summer :)

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